8 days in Montana Itinerary

8 days in Montana Itinerary

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Billings
— 1 night
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Big Sky
— 2 nights
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Helena
— 1 night
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West Glacier
— 3 nights

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Billings

Billings is the largest city in the state of Montana, and is the principal city of the Billings Metropolitan Area with a population of 166,855.Billings is located in the south-eastern portion of the state and is the seat of Yellowstone County, which had a 2015 population of 157,048. Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at DanWalt Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trot along with a tour on horseback, then explore the striking landscape at The Rimrocks, then look for gifts at Scheels, and finally appreciate the history behind Pompeys Pillar National Monument.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Billings day trip app.

Cincinnati to Billings is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Cincinnati to Billings is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Cincinnati in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Billings, with lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Big Sky.

Things to do in Billings

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Pompeys Pillar National Monument
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Horseback Riding Tours
Pompeys Pillar National Monument ©
Pompeys Pillar National Monument
DanWalt Gardens ©
DanWalt Gardens

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Big Sky

Big Sky is a census-designated place (CDP) in Gallatin and Madison counties in southwestern Montana. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): trot along with a tour on horseback, then trek along Ousel Falls Trail, and then head outdoors with Grizzly Outfitters Ski & Backcountry Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: cast your line with a fishing tour and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lone Peak.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Big Sky tour planner.

Traveling by car from Billings to Big Sky takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Billings in August, expect nights in Big Sky to be colder, around 37°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Helena.

Things to do in Big Sky

Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Fishing Charters & Tours
Lone Peak ©
Lone Peak

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Helena

Helena ©
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. On the 11th (Tue), ponder the world of politics at Montana State Capitol, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Helena, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Helena, and finally identify plant and animal life at Gates of the Mountains.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Helena online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Big Sky to Helena takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Big Sky in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Helena: highs are around 86°F and lows about 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to West Glacier.

Things to do in Helena

Nature · Parks · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Mount Helena ©
Mount Helena
Gates of the Mountains ©
Gates of the Mountains
Montana State Capitol ©
Montana State Capitol

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West Glacier

West Glacier ©
West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): make a trip to Whitefish Depot, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Whitefish Lake Golf Club, and then kick back and relax at City Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of St.Mary Falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Glacier Distilling Company.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the West Glacier vacation app.

Getting from Helena to West Glacier by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit cooler evenings in West Glacier when traveling from Helena in August, with lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in West Glacier

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Whitefish, Glacier National Park, Glacier Distilling Company
Highlights from your plan
Whitefish Lake Golf Club ©
Whitefish Lake Golf Club
Virginia Falls ©
Virginia Falls
Trail of the Cedars ©
Trail of the Cedars

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